Addison Mizner, whose name is synonymous with Mediterranean revival architecture in Palm Beach, got his start when he and buddy Paris Singer created The Everglades Club back in the early 1900’s. Do you know who gave him his first residential commission?
1) Henry Flagler
2) Eva Stotesbury
3) Marjorie Merriweather Post
4) James Deering
Eva Stotesbury says she’ll take the credit, thank you. Her mansion, El Mirasol, was already in the works but she was so gaga over Mizner’s Everglades Club that she said bu-bye to her designer Albert Herter and hello to Addison Mizner. Unfortunately, El Mirasol was demolished in 1958 before it could be landmarked. But you could say that architectural history was made. Mizner’s influence is felt and seen to this day all over the island.
Photo of The Everglades Club Palm Beach on Worth Avenue public domain